Amina Farah Ali

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2 Minnesota Women Sentenced In Somali Terror Case

A Minnesota woman was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sending money to an al-Qaida-linked group in her native Somalia, despite her insistence that she was only trying to help the poor in the war-torn East African country.

05/16/2013

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Man Who Lied In Somali Terrorism Case Gets 2 Years

A man who admitted he lied before a grand jury investigating why young Somali men were leaving Minnesota to join a terrorist group in their homeland has been sentenced to two years in prison. Adarus Abdulle Ali pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of perjury.

05/16/2013

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Judge Reinstates Contempt Charges For Somali Woman

A federal judge in Minnesota has reinstated the contempt charges for a Somali woman who refused to stand for the court during the first two days of her trial on terror charges.

09/18/2012

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Judge Reconsiders Charge For Woman Who Refused To Stand

A federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.

06/05/2012

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Court Nixes Most Contempt Counts In MN Terror Case

A federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Rochester woman convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.

06/04/2012

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Somali Woman At New Jail, Wearing Head Scarf

A Minnesota Somali woman awaiting sentencing on federal terror charges has been moved to a new jail, and is being allowed to wear her head scarf at times.

11/02/2011

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Convicted Muslim Protests Ban On Headscarf

A Muslim woman convicted of conspiring to funnel money to terrorists in Somalia is protesting a ban on headwear at the Sherburne County Jail where she’s an inmate.

10/27/2011

Amina Farah Ali, Hawo Mohamed Hassan

Esme’s Blog: Justice For Somali-Americans

Late this week, as the verdicts in the terror trial of two Somali- American women were announced, a hundred of their supporters gathered outside the Federal Courthouse.

10/22/2011

Amina Farah Ali, Hawo Mohamed Hassan

Women Found Guilty On All Counts In Terror Funding Case

Two Minnesota women who claimed they were helping the poor in Somalia were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group as part of what prosecutors called a “deadly pipeline” sending funds and fighters to al-Shabab.

10/20/2011

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Deliberations Ongoing In Minn. Terror Funding Case

Jurors considering the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia have wrapped up their second full day of deliberations without a verdict.

10/19/2011

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Jurors To Resume Deliberating Terror Funding Case

A jury has resumed deliberations in the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.

10/19/2011

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No Verdict Yet In Minn. Terror Funding Case

The jury considering the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia has ended its first full day of deliberations with no verdict.

10/18/2011

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Supporters Of Minn. Women Kept Outside Courthouse

Two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terror group in Somalia were among a group of people briefly kept outside the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Tuesday as jurors deliberated the case inside.

10/18/2011

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Closing Arguments Wrapped In Minn. Terror Trial

Jurors heard closing arguments in the terror trial of two Somali-American women from Rochester on Monday and now, the case is in their hands.

10/17/2011

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Defense: Fraction Of Calls Played In Minn. Case

A defense attorney for one of two women accused of funneling money to al-Shabab in Somalia showed how prosecutors cherry-picked a fraction of conversations from hundreds of hours of wiretaps.

10/13/2011

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